How To Activate a New SIM Card for Straight Talk

How To Activate a New SIM Card for Straight Talk

What is SIM Card?

A SIM card is an integrated circuit intended to securely store an international mobile subscriber identity number and its related key, which are used to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile telephony devices.

How To Activate a New SIM Card for Straight Talk

To Activate your new Straight Talk phone online, you simply need to go to You may also Activate your New Straight Talk phone by calling our Customer Care Center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) from another phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my new SIM card not working Straight Talk?

Please make sure to insert the original Straight Talk SIM card included in the phone package. If the message is still displayed after inserting the original SIM card, please call our Customer Care Center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) so that a representative can assist you with this.

How do I activate my IMEI number?

Activate through your carrier’s website.

The process is slightly different per carrier, but generally you will need to log in, select the line you are activating a device on, and then enter the IMEI number for the phone you are activating.

How long does it take for Straight Talk SIM to activate?

Your phone should be active within minutes; however, the activation process may take up to 1 hour. If you’re upgrading your Straight Talk phone, this process may take up to 24 hours. If you’re porting (transferring) your phone number from another service provider to Straight Talk, this process can take up to 7 days.

Why is my SIM card not working yet?

Sometimes, it might get loose or fall out of its slot, so ensure it’s in place properly. If that doesn’t work, try replacing your SIM card with another one from a different carrier. If your phone still doesn’t recognize the SIM card after doing so, there may be something wrong with it.

How will I know when my new SIM card is activated?

You can keep using your old SIM and device until you can’t make calls, send texts or use data on it − at that point, you’ll know your new SIM has been activated.

How do I get my SIM card to start working?

7 ways to troubleshoot if your phone’s SIM card isn’t working

  1. Toggle airplane mode.
  2. Restart your phone.
  3. Remove and reinstall the SIM card.
  4. Carefully clean the SIM card.
  5. Try the SIM card in another device.
  6. Update your carrier settings.
  7. Reset your phone’s network settings.

Can I know which SIM card is activated in my mobile through IMEI number?

However, an IMEI number does not contain information about the SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) that is used in the device, so it is not possible to use an IMEI number to find a SIM card number.

What number do I dial to get my IMEI number?

Finding your IMEI number on any device

  1. Dial *#06# from your device.
  2. You’ll see your IMEI number displayed on your screen.

Why is my Straight Talk not working?

You can try turning Airplane Mode on for a minute and then turning it back off. This sometimes works to re-register the phone and SIM to our network. Does your phone appear to have a weak signal or no signal at all? Please try moving to different locations to see if the signal strength improves.

What is the phone number to Straight Talk?

For assistance or more information about your Straight Talk Product or Service, please contact Straight Talk Customer Care at 1-877-430-2355. Important Notice: Many customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to your satisfaction by contacting the Customer Care Department, at 1-877-430-2355.